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Welcome to /lang/, home of all languages! Student Board owner 09/08/2019 (Sun) 09:48:19 ID: dc127b No.1 [Reply]
This board is a continuation of various smaller boards from 8ch dedicated to learning new languages, translating documents from one to another and overall just having fun with other anons in the ultimate pursuit of universal knowledge. RULES 1. Global Rules apply here. 2. English is the preferred language outside of threads strictly dedicated to a particular language. 3. Be courteous to other anons, as this is a (mostly) SFW board - if people wish to translate stuff that is kinkier than usual though I'll see what I can do with the site administration. 4. Any material that you have that could be useful to other anons, please, share it! Having videos and resources helps immensely! 5. Our bunker shall be located on 8chan.moe/lang/ but this is to be considered the main board. 6. This thread can be used as a META thread of sorts, so voice all your language related concerns here!
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>>505 In case you cannot see the mail link above: 1abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0@cock.li

Vi ne povas lerni Esperanton Student 09/18/2019 (Wed) 20:07:58 ID: 6e4c8b No.32 [Reply]
Thread dedicated to the Esperanto language (and all other ConLangs)


>La Tua Esperanto
>What we need
Sites and resources to help newcomers learn the language

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I've been told that learning Esperanto will make it easier to learn other languages, but I don't really understand how. Is that supposed to apply to people who already have learned another language or is it just saying that learning any language makes it easier to learn others and Esperanto is one you can learn quickly?
>>495 Learning one secondary language makes it easier to learn others. Esperanto is an easy language to learn, so it makes a good second language.
>>495 You should learn the language you are motivated (want) to learn. If you aren't interested in Esperanto, you don't have to study it. >>497 >Learning one secondary language makes it easier to learn others. Esperanto is an easy language to learn, so it makes a good second language. this
Project Gutenberg has many ebooks in esperanto, including some really good textbooks such as the one by Ivy Kellerman
Speaking of conlangs has anyone tried Volapuk?

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Student 03/09/2020 (Mon) 14:28:41 ID: f34e33 No.161 [Reply]
What's the language you regret learning the most? Everyone has that moment when they realize doing something was a bad idea, but it was too late to go back.
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>>169 I fucking hate Brazil for its relevancy over Portugal. Same to some extent when it comes to the Spanish language in burgerland, where everyone immediately thinks of Mexicans. I mean, no one does it for England and the US, what a joke. >>196 Why?
>>206 Took forever, I'll never get those years back, and I don't even play as many JRPGs these days, because it feels like work to me now. If I play in Japanese, I'll inevitably encounter new words and have to look up the words besides, I read Japanese a lot slower than English.
>>208 Did you even learn it...
>>208 >when you learn Japanese and by the time you have a good command of it you don't even like anime or games anymore I know that feel
>>208 You should probably just see it as a way to learn even more things though

Вы не можете выучить русский язык Student 09/15/2019 (Sun) 21:54:28 ID: 285982 No.21 [Reply]
Thread dedicated to the Russian language

Russian With Ease
>What we need
Sites and resources to help newcomers learn the language
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>>412 Oh, well I feel dumb. Thank you.
I dont think mega link works anymore or is it me ?
For beginner i found this to be a good video for learning the alphabet https://y.com.cm/m8NXjc5tcyc

você não pode aprender português Student 05/23/2021 (Sun) 09:57:47 ID: ee51f2 No.486 [Reply]
Thread dedicated to the Portuguese language, and its dialects >Resources Empty at the moment, will be updated >What we need Sites and resources to help newcomers learn the language
>>486 Eu preciso aprender portugues para um emprego, algum conselho para um hispano aprendendo portugues?
>>532 No lo haga compa

Student 09/12/2019 (Thu) 12:42:01 ID: f6757e No.5 [Reply]
What languages are you learning? Italian here, I've been at it for about two years.
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>>7 >before wondering why the hell the Japanese of old couldn't have come up with a better way to write their language. kanji + kana is the only sane way to write Japanese because in the Japanese language there a lot of words that sound the same but have different meanings and kanji. >>269 good post
Arabic is my first, English second, and my German is fine. I was doing Latin, sadly lost track due to time constraints.
>>450 o lord my vpn lol. sorry to doublepost
>>5 I love everything about romance languages, I've learned to speak a few, Italian, French, Portoguese, but i'm still learning and refining my fluence
I've been learning German on and off since my teenage years. I took years' worth of classes when I was in school but kind of lost interest when it began requiring more effort and other people were catching up to my ability. I got a Lingodeer lifetime account a while ago and used it to learn some Japanese (which I've since mostly forgotten) and have been using it occasionally to brush up on my German. I'd like to at least get to the point where I can converse without sounding stupid. I'd possibly like to learn some Latin and Czech if Lingodeer would add options for those eventually. I never found Duolingo all that helpful. >>533 If I learned a Romance language, it would be Portuguese. I don't know why, but it seems interesting to compared to the others.

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Vous ne pouvez pas apprendre le Français Student 09/15/2019 (Sun) 11:05:22 ID: d0511c No.18 [Reply]
Thread dedicated to the French language

Empty at the moment, will be updated
>What we need
Sites and resources to help newcomers learn the language
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>>431 >Why is the French word for computer "ordinateur"? Blame IBM's advertisement department. computer sounded similar to calculatrice and IBM wanted show that it could more than calculating, it was something that could things in order, So the name just stuck.
Any good french channels on yt for improving listening? For now i am watching le figaro videos.
>>471 Interested with this too. Paid lessons are hard on me. My target is learning French so I can express my children story in French without having to go through English.
Michel Thomas foundation course on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ki0McBVHP4 anyone aware of any good francophone forums/boards anywhere? tried frchan but it's almost dead except for the coomers and drug addicts
>>522 Bumping this request. acrimonie was a good French imageboard but it just shut down.

Du kannst nicht Deutsch lernen Student 09/17/2019 (Tue) 21:46:40 ID: 14e499 No.30 [Reply]
Thread dedicated to the German language

German With Ease
>What we need
Sites and resources to help newcomers learn the language

Also, I do apologize for the lack of stuff, I'm trying to make the board more colorful but just bear with me for a while longer.
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>All these american posters Why learn german at all if you live in the Americas? It's not cheap to fly to Europe especially in you live in west coast where you have to pay for three or four plane transfers before making it to Europe. I am not spending $1000 for a plane ticket.
>>418 Is it possible this is a distinction some people make in foreign words and others don't? Like how some people distinguish separate nasal vowels in French loans phonemically while others don't?
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>>420 >a distinction some people make? Well, possible is everything but I doubt it would be many and even if I would suspect it's from lack of education. Nonetheless the examples given are common words and germanized since the times of Napoleon I'd guess. You hear them also often in the TV and since Germany has only small regional broadcasters but many national ones where you hear basically the same high german, the pronounciation is quite universal nationwide despite all dialects. I've never encountered anyone or seen on TV who pronounced these words differently from me. btw, I just noticed that all the French loan words in the examples are plural and I dont think that's a coincidence.
>>421 We are muli-cultural around here swede boy we don't have to speak german to talk about the potential posibility of speaking a language that may or may not be german or adjacent to german

Practice & Challenge Thread Student 10/16/2021 (Sat) 08:50:41 ID: 594c58 No.526 [Reply]
Complete challenges and make up your own. Here are some I made up. Pick any of the following: Easy: 1. Translate the following sentences: I shower in the morning. I eat breakfast. The cat is under the table. 2. Introduce yourself (you can make something up). 3. Why are you learning your language? Medium: 1. Describe your home and what's in it. 2. Describe your daily routine.

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Easy: 1) sentences >I shower in the morning. أسْتَحِمُّ في الصَباح >I eat breakfast. أَكُلُ الفُطُور >The cat is under the table. القِطَّة تَحْتَ الطَّاوِلَة 2) fictional introduction إسمي يعقوب أنا من القمري أسكن في القاهرة عمري ثلاثين سنة أنا أعمل كمحامي 3)

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2) Home description أسكن في شقة مفرشة. في شقتي مطبخ، حمّام، وغرفتان: غرفة النوم وغرفة الجلوس. مطبخي سغيرة. لست فيها فرنً، لذلك لا أستطيع أن أخبز شيءً عندي في شقتي شرفة، آكل فيها. 3) Routine أستيقظ في الصباح. ألبس ملابسي وأحضّر القهوة. آكل الفطور، ثم أدخل الحمّام لأنظف أسناني. بعد ذلك آخذ حقيبتي وأخرج من البيت. أركب سيارتي وأقاد إلى الجامعة. أنا في الدارس إلى ظهر، ثم آكل الغذاء وأعود إلى الدارس. في المساء أرجع إلى بيتي، أكتب الواجب، وأسترخي حتّى أنام.
>>526 this is a nice thread please do more

Arabic Student 04/26/2020 (Sun) 18:12:34 ID: 2122c4 No.188 [Reply]
Let's have a thread for learning Arabic, for our /islam/ bros and everyone else who is interested. Arabic is a Semitic language that is spoken by over 200 million native speakers in 22 countries. It's also one of the six official languages of the UN. Arabic is classified as a Level 5 difficulty language by the Foreign Service Institute, meaning that an English speaker would need 88 weeks, or 2200 hours of learning to master it. So if you want to study Arabic, you'll need a lot of time, patience, and determination - but that goes for any language. The Arabic you'll be learning is most likely going to be Modern Standard Arabic, which is the modern descendant of the 6th century Classical Arabic. Actual spoken Arabic can vary widely from this standard, however. Some varieties are mutually unintelligible, but you should be good to go anywhere with MSA. Here's some resources: >Arabic lectures https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEmWUZanVYXEzZXYDHzD-iA https://www.youtube.com/user/CGEJordan/videos >Simple Arabic short stories https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7RpCYE5gLKF3Wus9QmIXHuy4p81lpaVA

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>>189 I don't think there's any tricks apart from practice. Maybe try writing down a chart with all the letters, then try reading Arabic with it.
>>189 >Are there any tricks to memorizing the writing? Practice and lots of practice. When I was taught it in a college course they didn't give us any special ways to remember it. It was hard at first but I got used to it. I'm shit at Arabic though.
Verb forms, verb forms...
>>524 >you can turn place names into verbs that indicate you're moving towards them Who made this up?!

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